One lucky winner will receive the iLoud portable speaker (valued at $299.99), a high-fidelity speaker designed specifically for musicians and audiophiles. This compact studio monitor has 40-watts of power, yet it’s small enough to tote around with you wherever you go. Not only does it crank out amazing sound for its size, but you can connect audio sources via Bluetooth, a 3.5mm jack for mobile devices, or a 1/4″ jack to connect your electric guitar or a microphone. It’s even got an iRig circuit built in, so you can use your mobile device to add effects to your jams.
In addition to the iLoud, the winner will receive a download key for GrooveMaker 2 (valued at $9.99). This cool iOS app lets you easily create non-stop dance beats in real time, without the need for in-depth musical knowledge. It’s easy to use, and lets you make tracks using either pre-packaged sets of samples, or your own recorded sounds.
We’re also giving away four additional keys to GrooveMaker 2 at various points throughout the contest. Enter early to increase your chances of winning one of these.
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IK Multimedia has recently released the iRig PRE universal XLR microphone interface for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Priced at just $40, the device features an adjustable gain control, a 48-volt phantom power and an audio output jack. You can also download two free apps for the iRig PRE such as iRig Recorder and VocaLive. The iRig PRE draws its power from a 9V battery, offering up to 30-hour of operating time when used with dynamic microphones, or up to 10-hour with phantom-powered condenser studio microphones. [iLounge]
Accessories, iOS has them. Not many devices can boast the same rich and dazzling array of add-ons that the iPhone or iPad enjoy -- from keyboards to docks, arcade cabinets to battery packs. Today's offering? A mobile mixer. The iRig MIX from IK Multimedia, to be precise. It's essentially a mini DJ tool, designed to work with such iGadgets, and brought to you by the same serial audio-accessorizers behind the iRig MIC Cast and AmpliTube. If you think you've seen this fella before, then you likely have, as this got its first glimpse of sunlight back at CES. Now it's here for real, auditioning for your affections as if it were on "American Idol."
While it's easy to dismiss some of the more ambitious accessories as as trying to push the limits of iPad / iPhone functionality to the extreme, it's also worth remembering that accessory X isn't always about replacing object Y. No one ever bought a USB webcam thinking it'd turn them into Spielberg, now did they? But, they might have gotten one thinking it would give their PC some skills it never had before. So it's with this short, preemptive missive in mind that we turn on the iRig MIX, plug in and rock out. Hopefully.
Gallery: IK Multimedia iRig MIX review
The iRig MIC Cast from IK Multimedia is an ultra-portable voice recording microphone for Apple’s iPad, iPhone and iPod. Priced at just $39.99 each, the device is designed specifically for recording podcasts, interviews, lectures, voice memos, speeches and more. The iRig MIC Cast features a mini-switch that provides two different sensitivity settings to record close-up or distant sources, a stereo mini-jack headphone output that enables real-time monitoring of what is being recorded using headphones or speakers, and an adjustable desktop stand. It is equipped with two free iOS apps such as iRig Recorder and VocaLive. [IK Multimedia]
Back at CES, IK Multimedia unveiled a trio of music / recording accessories for iDevices. One of which was the diminutive iRig MIC Cast to handle those on-the-go podcasting and voice recording duties. The outfit has announced that the ultra-compact microphone that plays nice with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is now shipping. Let's have a quick refresher, shall we? The kit plugs into your Apple device's 3.5mm audio jack and sports a headphone output of its own for monitoring purposes. Inside the kit, a unidirectional condenser capsule goes to work to isolate the audio you want recorded instead that pesky background chatter. If you're looking to snag one, it'll set you back $40 (€29.99) and includes a stand for your handheld inside the box. But before you take the leap, head on past the break for some of our hands-on impressions of the device.